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Folder deletion impossible....

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by RexHam, Sep 25, 2008.

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  1. RexHam

    RexHam Thread Starter

    Mar 26, 2007
    Hi all

    I've had a problem whereby I can't delete a folder in the 'My Music' folder.I've had the problem since I built the system 12months ago and tried to find a solution, but got nowhere - so basically 'gave up'....thought I'd try one last time!

    The drive is a 120gb drive I used to have an another computer as my main OS drive, but on building a new system with a 500gb drive, I had that as my main OS drive, and I've used the 120gb drive for storage, ie. My Docs etc....

    Now, there's a folder in there that has nothing in it but refuses to be deleted

    See screen caps below....


    I've tried altering the permissions in Vista ( I've even got a dual boot system with XP Pro as the alternative - and no matter which I boot into, I can't delete it...even in safe mode!!)

    Any ideas..?? :confused:
  2. mfletch


    Sep 19, 2008

    Try this its very good and free



    It puts a unlocker option in the right click so you just right click on the folder and click on unlocker {may need several attempts and a restart}
  3. spiers


    Apr 25, 2005
    That crashed my computer yestaday, but i agree its a very good tool.
    I was trying to delete files from a USB pen and it said cannot delete SYS folder is not empty.
    Tried Unlocker and it froze machine.
    Did a normal delete on another machine though.
  4. Orumph


    Jun 10, 2007
    I have noticed that vista will sometimes still display a deleted folder.
    Most of the time, waiting, or logging off and back on makes the file/folder go away.

    Next time also try renaming it, sometimes this will work.
  5. RexHam

    RexHam Thread Starter

    Mar 26, 2007
    Hi - thanks for the suggestions...

    I've already tried Unlocker - it says 'no locking handle found'. Not surprised really, as it's not being used by another program or anything, it's just referencing to a folder that no longer exists, it's only when you try to delete/modify the folder that these errors get thrown up :mad:
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